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George GissingThe Nether World (February 14, 2013)

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LibriVox recording of The Nether World, by George Gissing (1857-1903).

This sad social novel revolves around the problematic issue of money. Michael returns from Australia to London a rich man. However, he hides this fact from everybody and spends money only on the things he really needs. He contemplates leaving his money to his granddaughter Jane, under the condition that she donate at least most of it to charity. However, Jane is not sure she can do it. This novel tells much about working class life in 19th century London. (Summary by Stav Nisser)

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It also belongs to collection: Audio Books & Poetry

Artist/Composer: George Gissing
Date: 2013-02-14
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; fiction; society; poverty; wealth; romance; money; charity

Creative Commons license: CC0 1.0 Universal


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01 Chapter 1: A Thrall of Thralls 20.7 MB 
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02 Chapter 2: A Friend in Request 19.2 MB 
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03 Chapter 3: A Superfluous Family 25.3 MB 
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04 Chapter 4: Clara and Jane 22.3 MB 
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05 Chapter 5: Jane is Visited 24.6 MB 
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06 Chapter 6: Glimpses of the Past 27.7 MB 
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07 Chapter 7: Mrs. Byass's Lodgings 22.7 MB 
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08 Chapter 8: Pennyloaf Candy 26.9 MB 
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09 Chapter 9: Pathological 29.0 MB 
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10 Chapter 10: The Last Combat 20.1 MB 
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11 Chapter 11: A Disappointment 19.4 MB 
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12 Chapter 12: Io Saturnalia 26.9 MB 
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13 Chapter 13: The Bringer of Ill News 15.3 MB 
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14 Chapter 14: A Welcome Guest 15.8 MB 
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15 Chapter 15: Sunlight in Dreary Places 25.5 MB 
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16 Chapter 16: Dialogue and Comment 17.8 MB 
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17 Chapter 17: Clem Makes a Disclosure 19.9 MB 
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18 Chapter 18: The Joke is Completed 22.0 MB 
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19 Chapter 19: A Retreat 22.9 MB 
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20 Chapter 20: A Vision of Noble Things 28.0 MB 
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21 Chapter 21: Death the Reconciler 29.1 MB 
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22 Chapter 22: Watching from Ambush 25.6 MB 
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23 Chapter 23: On the Eve of Triumph 25.0 MB 
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24 Chapter 24: The Family History Progresses 34.5 MB 
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25 Chapter 25: A Double Consecration 24.7 MB 
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26 Chapter 26: Sidney's Struggle 28.2 MB 
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27 Chapter 27: Clara's Return 15.9 MB 
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28 Chapter 28: The Soup-Kitchen 23.8 MB 
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29 Chapter 29: Phantoms 30.2 MB 
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30 Chapter 30: On a Barren Shore 29.9 MB 
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31 Chapter 31: Woman and Actress 31.0 MB 
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32 Chapter 32: A Haven 34.5 MB 
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33 Chapter 33: A Fall from the Ideal 20.6 MB 
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34 Chapter 34: The Debt Repaid 24.9 MB 
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35 Chapter 35: The Treasury Unlocked 18.3 MB 
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36 Chapter 36: The Heir 29.4 MB 
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37 Chapter 37: Mad Jack's Dream 31.5 MB 
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38 Chapter 38: Joseph Transacts Much Business 42.9 MB 
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39 Chapter 39: Sidney 43.1 MB 
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40 Chapter 40: Jane 33.4 MB 
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Reviewer: dahszil - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 25, 2014
Subject: I wonder why
The oppressed and brutally abused poor and underpaid workers in Great Britain never had revolts against their oppressors and "robber barons" as was the case in 19th century France. I know of the Luddite rebellions and the chartists worker movements but for what I know these bottom up movements did little to change the inhumane state of the lower classes. In France revolutions in the 19th century which while were unsuccessful at overtaking the established government, did result in reforms for the working class and poor. Did the top down writings, explicit or implicit criticisms of wealth disparity or at least inhuman treatment of the lower class from Dickens, Reynolds,Gaskell, Hardy, Gissing et al really effect any legislative socio-economic reforms?

by the way: I thought there was always an Internet Archive text for the audiobook. I know there is a Gutenberg text page. But what I like about IA text is that you can also listen to the robot voice. Again always appreciate the volunteers but some voices its really hard for me to listen to especially when they read most of the chapters(not because of technical difficulties). It's not a criticism just subjective. I imagine there are more people that like to listen to readers i don't.

special thanks to Karl Henning, Lynne Thompson, E.Klett, Margaret Espaillat, daisyb, et al

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